Buddhism

Buddhist Center Stupa Called ‘One of a Kind'

November 1, 2006

Author: Paul Boerger

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Mt. Shasta Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3365,0,0,1,0

Tara's Refuge Buddhist Center in Mount Shasta has added a new stupa that Refuge facilitator John Cashman says is one of a kind in the world.

“It is the only female designated stupa in the world,” Cashman said.

A stupa, Cashman explained, is the “representation of the body, mind...

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Buddhism Professor Heading Westward for New Job

October 30, 2006

Author: Adam Smeltz

Source: Centre Daily Times

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/living/education/higher_learning/15882562.htm

For 35 years and thousands of Penn State students, Charles Prebish has been a gateway to the Eastern world.

He has been the sole professor of Buddhism here since 1971, introducing to undergraduates a religion that is fast emerging in the U.S. and in global cultural...

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Temple Hall Concerns Residents

October 23, 2006

Author: Jennifer McLain, SGV Tribune

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3328,0,0,1,0

Some residents are still opposed to a cultural center originally proposed by the Hsi Lai Temple four years ago. Temple representatives opted to abandon the 2002 plan and rework it.

"We found out it was too huge a project," said Mae Chu, spokeswoman for the Hsi Lai Temple, about the planned 120,000 square-foot...

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A Buddhist Temple in Russia Celebrates 10th Founding Anniversary

October 20, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3315,0,0,1,0

Gaden Shedrup Choekhorling, the main Buddhist temple in Elista, Kalmykia, turned 10 on 6 October 2006 and the day was declared as a national holiday by the President of Kalmykia.

The main Buddhist temple was opened on 5 October 1996 and consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 30 November 2004.

Mr. Tashi, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in...

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Buddhist Nun in Israel to Teach Meditation

October 20, 2006

Author: Ryan Nadel

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,3291,0,0,1,0

The Upper Galilee's natural tranquility has been enhanced recently by the presence of Venerable Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women ordained as a Buddhist nun.

The Dharma Friends of Israel, an Israeli network of individuals who study and practice Buddhism and meditation, regularly brings teachers of Buddhism to the...

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Dalits in Conversion Ceremony

October 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6050408.stm

Thousands of people have been attending mass ceremonies in India at which hundreds of Hindu Dalits converted to Buddhism and Christianity. The events in the central city of Nagpur are part of a protest against the injustices of India's caste system, activists say. The Dalits - once known as Untouchables - hope to escape the prejudice and discrimination they often face. Laws designed to protect Dalit rights are...

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Dunhuang to Build International Airport

October 20, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,3314,0,0,1,0

Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province is planning to build an international airport because the number of overseas tourists flocking in to see the ancient Buddhist cave paintings is growing by 30 percent annually.

The new airport will first open to international charter flights to and from Hong Kong, Osaka and Seoul, said Feng Shiping, head of Dunhuang's Commerce...

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Music, Art Play Role in Monks' Spirituality

October 20, 2006

Author: Dolores Tropiano

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3313,0,0,1,0

It has been said that math feeds the mind and the arts feed the soul. If that's true, the Drepung Loseling monks will have a regular feast of both this week.

The exiled monks will chant and dance Friday before a sold-out crowd at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as part of their nationwide tour, Mystical Arts...

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Garden Grove Buddhist Temple, City Make Their Case

October 20, 2006

Author: Deepa Bharath

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1314551.php

A federal court judge heard arguments Monday from attorneys for a Garden Grove Buddhist temple and the city, but did not rule on whether the temple could temporarily hold services.

Judge Cormac J. Carney had suggested last month that the city and Quan Am Buddhist temple officials work together to...

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A Hundred Thousand Dalits Gather in Maharashtra to Burn Anti-Conversion Laws

October 11, 2006

Author: Nirmala Carvalho

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=7449

More than 100,000 Indian Dalits or outcastes are meeting on Saturday in Nagpur, Maharashtra, to publicly burn copies of the anti-conversion laws adopted by some of India’s states and express their support to anyone who wants to abandon the Indian caste system. The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the conversion from Hinduism to Buddhism of Baba...

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World: Dalai Lama Says Extremism Not Representative Of Faith

October 11, 2006

Author: Joyce Davis

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/10/03C4775C-C7FA-4043-88CD-1B53D44E87A6.html

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual leader of Tibet and the man millions call "His Holiness," spoke in Prague this week at the Forum 2000 session on "The Risks of Globalization: Do Religions Offer a Solution or Are they Part of the Problem?"

The "simple Buddhist...

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First Endowed Professorship in Buddhist Studies in the UK is Established at Oxford

October 11, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3283,0,0,1,0

An endowed chair in Buddhist Studies is to be established at the University of Oxford. It will be the first such chair in the UK.

The chair has been endowed by means of a generous benefaction, held in trust by Balliol College, from the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) of Tokyo, which is a society for the promotion of Buddhism. The Chair is named after the BDK’s founder, Mr...

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